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Meet the team

Meet the team

We only adhere to hire the most highly trained staff available to provide expert quality care & treatment.

Melissa McDougall

Senior Osteopath & Advanced Paediatric Osteopath
Special interests: infants and children, pregnancy, sports, adults

Elizabeth Dwyer

Senior Osteopath
Special interests: infants and children, pregnancy, sports, adults

Janine Symington

Senior Osteopath
Special interests: infants and children, pregnancy, sports, adults, dry needling

Paris MacGibbon

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: children (5+ years), pregnancy, adults, dry needling

Kirsten Murray

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

Jess Loughnan

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

James Goetz

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

Rebecca Gunn

Registered Osteopath
Special interests: adults, children (5+ years), pregnancy, sports, dry needling

Sonya Edmonds

Clinical Aromatherapist
Special interests: aromatherapy & massage for pregnancy, new mothers, adults & children, baby massage education

Lauren Clarke

Pelvic Floor & Women's Health Physiotherapist
Special interests: continence, lactation, pelvic pain, pre & post-natal care

Emma Jovanovic

Pelvic Floor & Women's Health Physiotherapist
Special interests: continence, lactation, pelvic pain, pre & post-natal care

Clara Browell

Clinical Nutritionist
Special interests: weight management, ketogenic diets & women's health, adults and teens

The Growing Bones Difference

We have a holistic team of practitioners that work together to ensure that we're getting you the best results for your pain, mobility and quality of life. Here's just a few things that set us apart from other Osteos in Melbourne.

3 osteopaths smiling with coffee in Growing Bones Melbourne clinic

Family-centred care

Young families come to us because we have a special interest in working with infants, children & pregnant women. We have all undertaken relevant postgraduate study and we have vast experience in the area.

97% 5-star feedback

Our customers love us because of our exceptional, highly qualified practitioners, our warm & friendly manner with adults & children alike, and how well we explain things.

Education & empowerment

We empower you to feel confident about the wellness journey you’re on. We help you to gain clarity on your treatment plan and teach you ways to continue the healing outside of the Clinic so it easily fits in with your lifestyle.

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An Osteo's advice on caring for your body

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Return to Exercise After Childbirth

By Lauren Clarke – physiotherapist who works with pelvic floor and lactation concerns. Why is exercise important after giving birth? o Helps muscles affected by pregnancy…